Horner Launches XL7 High Performance Logic Controller

**Published on Automation.com! Click Here for more!Horner Automation Group announces the launch of the XL7, its newest addition to the XL OCS series. The innovative XL7 provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs,) integrators and automation end-users with a powerful high performance logic controller and twice the connectivity of all other products in its class.

The XL7 was designed around a high-resolution wide aspect ratio 7” WVGA color touchscreen with 1000 nits of brightness. The innovative display provides high outdoor visibility and allows the XL7 to be used in a wide variety of ambient condition applications. The backlit LED display enables a higher pixel resolution granting end-users the capability to view more in-depth information on screen.

In addition to its exceptional display performance, the XL7 contains a powerful logic engine with built-in digital and analog I/O for online programming – a valuable feature for machine commissioning. Also featured are two 500 kHz high-speed counters and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports. This adds flexibility when linking to factory networks like Modbus/TCP and Ethernet/IP, while performing standard functions such as: web serving, FTP file transfer, E-mail and protocol support.

The XL7’s dual CAN Ports put your applications into motion. One port utilizes CsCAN for Distributed Plug and Play I/O over a 500m distance. The second port provides support for CANopen and J1939 for mobile applications.

“The XL7 combines the X-Product family functionality with the speed and graphics capability of a 10” controller. Already designed to fit in any previous 6” HMI location, the added Dual Port capabilities give customers flexible networking capabilities at a considerable cost advantage,” states Eric Broyer, Global Product Manager, Horner Automation Group.

The XL7 OCS also provides customers with USB 2.0 ports for programming and flash drive support and 32GB microSD™ slot for virtually unlimited data logging.

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About Horner Automation Group
Horner Automation Group, a subsidiary of Horner Electric specializes in the global automation market, serving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), integrators and end-users from various industries. Being the leader in providing all-in-one control, Horner Automation Group offers the widest range of integrated control products in the world.